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Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week

Celebrating training to support more disabled people to lead active lives  Over three years, 6,000 people have enjoyed the benefits of the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and, as a result, more disabled people are leading active lives. To celebrate the success, we are calling on the nation to raise awareness during Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week (24-28 October 2016). ... Read More »

Disability North’s International Day of Disabled People 2016

Where? Gateshead Leisure Centre, Shipcote Lane, Gateshead When? Saturday 3 December 2016, 11 am – 4 pm Cost: FREE to delegates About the International Day: Disability North will be hosting its annual International Day of Disabled People event – a fun filled day dedicated to the people and services in our region that promote inclusion and accessibility for all. The ... Read More »

Success at Ability Fest 2016

Ability Fest is now in its 17th year! It took place, after a 3-year hiatus at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central hotel on Wed 12 October 2016. The event was a fantastic success with in excess of 400 disabled people & carers attending. Doors opened at 10am with the opening ceremony at 10.30am featuring Big Bright Star CIC Director, Debbie ... Read More »

FREE entry Tickets – Kidz to Adultz North 2016

  Kidz to Adultz North   Thursday 17 November 2016  9.30am – 4. 30pm EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS   Visitor’s FREE entry tickets available!   Do you know or work with children and/or young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities or additional needs? Are you a parent, carer, family member supporting a child or young person with a ... Read More »

The Blue Badge Style Awards 2016

    The First Blue Badge Style Awards Ceremony gave eleven awards to stylish hotels, restaurants and bars, which have made an effort to attract guests with disabilities. Plus one for the most ludicrous loo. At a stylish cocktail party last night in Lutyens in Fleet Street, London, the German Gymnasium was the winner of the Blue Badge Style Best ... Read More »

Paralympian completes in worlds toughest obstacle course

Wheelchair-Fencer, Dimitri Coutya took on Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of disabled children in Africa. On Saturday 24 September, ParalympicGB fencer Dimitri Coutya, took part in the West Sussex Tough Mudder challenge. Arms, legs and wheels took on the gruelling SAS-style military course together with 10,000 others. 18-year old Dimitri returned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic games just days ... Read More »

Restaurants, Bars & an Airport make the Blue Badge Style Awards Shortlist

Ceremony & Cocktail Party on 5 October at Lutyens Blue Badge Style  have announced the shortlist for their third annual Blue Badge Style Awards, plus their new sponsors, news organisation Thompson Reuters. The Blue Badge Style Awards recognise the effort that stylish hotels, restaurants and bars have made to attract guests with disabilities. The shortlist includes venues from Brancaster to Bristol, Edinburgh ... Read More »

Glasgow Disability Alliance Win at UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Actor and Comedian Richard Blackwood and ITV News Presenter Charlene White united to host the National Diversity Awards on September 16, 2016. Role models and charities were honoured nationwide at Friday’s ceremony at the breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, rewarding Britain’s most inspirational people for their fight against inequality. Community heroes from across the UK gathered in the bustling city of ... Read More »

ParalmympicGB athletes with learning disabilities win 12 medals despite event restrictions

Just 3 out of 23 sports open to athletes with a learning disability – Mencap petition calls for more events to be opened up. 8% of medals (12 out of 147) won by Team GB at the Paralympics were won by athletes with a learning disability, despite them making up just 3% of the overall Team GB. This success adds ... Read More »

Blue Badge Style Awards supported by Design, Architecture & Mixology

Ceremony & Cocktail Party on 5 October at Lutyens The third annual Blue Badge Style Awards announce the judges, key sponsors, venue and mixologist supporting the event. The Awards recognise the effort that stylish hotels, restaurants and bars have made to attract guests with disabilities. Judges Tina Norden, Project Director at Conran and Partners Christos Passas, Design Director, ZHA (Architects) Alex Taylor, Freelance ... Read More »

Ottobock extends partnership with IPC until the end of 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock have extended their worldwide partnership until the end of 2020. An international partner since 2005 and the longest serving partner to the Paralympic Games, Ottobock has provided technical services for equipment used by Paralympians since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, where the company’s ‘Passion for Paralympics’ was born. Today Ottobock’s Sportsline provides the equipment for Para athletes ... Read More »

Independent Paralympic Athlete team makes history in Rio thanks to the support of Allianz

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has described 2016 as the best year of his life and said the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were a big part of that. Al Hussein, who had part of his leg blown off in a rocket attack when he went to the aid of a friend during the civil war in his home country, was ... Read More »